Ministry Expressesconcern on the issue of Safety and Security of Children within School

Karnataka GovernmentINVC,
The Ministry of HRD today has expressed deep concern about the safety and security of children within school in view of media reports of molestation of a child inside a Bangalore school. In this context the Secretary (School Education), Government of India spoke to the Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka regarding the incidence and the action taken by the Karnataka Government.

Karnataka has also been requested to send a detailed report as to how the school failed to honour the requirements of safety and security of children within school- one of the critical responsibilities of school management, especially in light of provisions of RTE Act and the Guidelines of Ministry of HRD which lay down the role of school management in this regard. These are in addition to the provisions of the POSCO Act and various Supreme Court guidelines on this matter.

The Ministry awaits the details of the urgent action taken by the Karnataka Government in this matter.


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